Digestive System Mechanics: Why Your Health Is Dependent on a Healthy Gut

Not long ago, I published a blog that showcased the digestive system as the body’s second brain. Throughout that post, I shared some of the incredible things our digestive system is capable of doing such as… Controlling our emotions (depression/anxiety). Protecting us from getting sick (immune health). Preventing chronic diseases (diabetes, acid reflux, autoimmune diseases, […]

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3 Warm and Cozy Teas That Help Boost Your Immune System

For thousands of years, people have believed in the healing and soothing powers of teas made with natural herbs and spices. And today, thanks to modern science, we are actually finding out that different varieties of this popular beverage do, in fact, have proven natural medicinal and healing properties. If you’re looking for a way […]

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The Digestive System: Your Body’s Second Brain

Pop quiz. What organ in your body controls emotions and stress levels, determines your need to consume food for energy, acts as a highway for hormones and other bodily chemicals, and alerts the body when you are ill? The correct answer is your digestive system. That’s right. Believe it or not, your body’s digestive system […]

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3 Exercise Habits to Avoid for Healthy Digestion

There’s no denying that exercise is both an essential and (usually) enjoyable component of living a healthy life. That said–it has to be done right. Unfortunately, if you aren’t properly informed, exercise can take an unhealthy toll on your body and do more harm than good. If you already deal with digestive issues, you may […]

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4 Ways to Jumpstart Your Digestive Health in 2018

Now that the winter holiday season has passed, it’s time to begin to settle into the new year. Naturally, there’s often a period of transition that occurs after the hustle and bustle that comes at the end of the previous year. Within this transition, we have wonderful new memories of spending time with family and […]

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3 Ways to Treat Yourself Well in the New Year

2018 is just days away, and you know what that means…it’s time to make those resolutions! Perhaps you’re hoping to travel to more exotic locations, or patch up relationships with loved ones you’ve lost touch with. That said, according to a poll taken by ComRes, the top four most common New Year’s resolutions include: Exercising […]

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5 Ways to Give the Gift of Health This Holiday Season

When it comes to figuring out the perfect gift to give family and friends for the holidays, it’s not always easy. Will it be put to good use? Is it interesting and unique? Will it be valuable to my loved one? Will it last? Often, in our state of confusion, we wait until the last […]

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3 Ways to Encourage Your Loved Ones to Live a Healthy Life

Eating junk food. Smoking cigarettes. Sleeping four to five hours a night. It can be frustrating to see your loved ones living in a manner that you know is detrimental to their health and well-being. What’s even more frustrating is that, oftentimes, our approach to trying to help them to live more healthily can backfire. […]

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4 Reasons Health Should Be Your #1 Priority

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” These words from Mahatma Gandhi really hit the nail on the head when it comes to the value of good health. Life is extremely fragile and precious–yet many people take the ability to live it to the fullest for granted. Often, […]

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3 Things That Can Cause an Imbalance in Gut Bacteria

What comes to mind when you hear the word “bacteria”? Perhaps you think of disease. Contamination. Danger. People tend to flinch when hearing the word because often we hear of bacteria in the negative sense of the word. However, when it comes to gut health, it’s important to understand that there are both good bacteria […]

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The Magical Tonic Recipe to Reduce Inflammation

(Source) Autoimmune disorders occur when the body attacks itself via immune cells and inflammatory chemicals. If you suffer from an autoimmune disorder such as Ulcerative Colitis, Diabetes, and Rheumatoid Arthritis, you know firsthand what it feels like to experience inflammation. That’s why finding natural solutions to reduce inflammation, such as turmeric, is key. Turmeric has […]

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Got Food Allergies? Try These 3 Recipe Alternatives

(Source) What we put into our bodies is fundamental to our health. Food can either be medicine or poison–and what could be considered as medicine for one person can be poison to another. Researchers estimate that nearly 15 million Americans have food allergies–and that number continues to grow. According to the Centers for Disease Control […]

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Probiotics

3 Reasons to Add Probiotics to Your Daily Routine

Perhaps you’ve noticed the probiotics section at Whole Foods taking up more shelf space over the years. Or you’ve had a friend suggest taking probiotics over other medication to ease symptoms of a health condition. Regardless of the exact reason for why your interest in probiotics has peaked, there’s no denying that it’s there–and you […]

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3 Underlying Causes of Excessive Gas

We’ve all totally been there. Whether it’s attempting to (inconspicuously) relieve your bloated stomach on your morning commute to work on the bus… Or accidentally letting one loose in the middle of yoga class (oh, the horror!)… Passing gas is a natural fact of life–and the sign of a normal and healthy digestive system. However, […]

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Add These 3 Ingredients to Your Smoothies for a Healthy Gut

Who doesn’t like starting their day off with a flavorful and fresh smoothie?   If you self-identify as a smoothie fan and have a goal of achieving better gut health, why not aim to include ingredients that can accomplish just that?   Read on to learn more about three smoothie ingredients that ensure better digestive […]

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